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Boutique Surf & Yoga Retreat in Ahangama

Explore the perfect waves of Sri Lanka with this progression-focused surf camp with excellent yoga!

The villa is situated in the Sri Lankan Buddhist beach village of Ahangama on the south coast a short tuk-tuk ride to the best surf in Sri Lanka and the gorgeous beaches of Midigama, Mirissa and Unawatuna and the picturesque Galle Fort.

The Retreat

Nestled amidst the lush jungle, Sunshine Stories Retreat is a hidden gem housed within a century-old Dutch colonial villa. Imbued with the architectural influence of renowned designer Geoffrey Bawa, this enchanting location holds a unique charm. Situated in Ahangama, it occupies an ideal position at the heart of Sri Lanka’s surfing paradise. Surrounded by incredible waves, delightful cafés, and an authentic village atmosphere, the retreat offers a truly captivating experience.

The rooms are thoughtfully designed to encircle a charming courtyard, adorned with a magnificent frangipani tree at its centre. This captivating space serves as a gathering point, where guests come together to enjoy delicious meals, engage in surf theory sessions, and simply relax and socialize throughout the day.

Waves at Sunshine Stories

Sri Lanka offers exceptional surfing opportunities all year round, thanks to its tropical climate and consistent sea and air temperatures ranging from 27-31ºC.

In the prime surf season of November to April, the region is a beginner and intermediate dream with loads of waves suited for improving with offshore winds! For advanced surfers, there are some more challenging reef breaks.

Sunshine Stories is situated in the heart of a surf mecca on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, surrounded by an abundance of incredible surf. With over 20 surf breaks within a convenient 5-minute tuk-tuk ride, there is a wave for everyone to enjoy. Whether you prefer small and friendly beach breaks, long peeling point breaks, challenging shallow reefs, or the thrill of perfect barrels, you’ll find it all here.

Why We Love Sunshine Stories

A great variety of quality waves for all surfing levels! Beginners to advanced surfers will all find something they will enjoy!

The surf coaches offer high-quality surf and theory lessons for all levels, with every lesson in the water filmed and analyzed!

The sustainability focus aimed at a small environmental impact and support the local communities!

Ready to surf in Sri Lanka?

Accommodation

Sunshine Stories offers six uniquely configured bedrooms. One room accommodates 4 guests, while the rest are designed for 2. The rooms provide a comfortable experience with amenities such as hot water, quality mattresses, cosy pillows, and high-quality bed linens.

As an environmentally conscious property, Sunshine Stories does not have air conditioning. Instead, the rooms are fan-cooled, allowing us to maintain an eco-friendly approach. With the traditional construction style and natural ventilation, the house remains cool and provides a highly comfortable atmosphere.

The Food

At Sunshine Stories, they prioritize sourcing their ingredients locally on a daily basis to create exceptional meals! Supporting the local economy is important to them, which is why they hire staff and purchase food from the surrounding area. They make conscious efforts to acquire spices, rice, and other food items from farmers’ markets, opting for bulk purchases without plastic containers.

At the heart of Sunshinestories is the belief in sharing delicious meals together around a communal table. The retreat package includes breakfast, lunch, daily tea time, and most dinners. They offer a breakfast buffet with eggs, fruit, bread, and beverages. Lunch features traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry with fresh salads and veggies. For dinner, we have BBQs and famous pizza nights. Occasionally, you will dine at local restaurants.

Activities

In Ahangama, there is an abundance of activities to keep you engaged and enthralled. You can immerse yourself in the vibrant café culture, sampling local delicacies and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere, wander through the streets, interact with friendly locals, and learn about their traditions. Embark on a whale-watching excursion from nearby Mirissa or Weligama, explore cultural sites, such as temples and ancient ruins, and venture into nearby national parks to encounter diverse wildlife.

Yoga & Wellness

Each morning at Sunshine Stories begins with a rejuvenating yoga session followed by a surf. The benefits of yoga for surfing are extensive, including improved strength, flexibility, and enhanced breathing techniques. Massage therapy also plays a remarkable role in enhancing the surfing experience. Their tailored massage treatments are designed to align with the surf and yoga week, allowing for a deeper connection with the entire experience.

Getting There

The international airport in Sri Lanka is COLOMBO (CMB). Airport Transfers can be organised at cost. The retreat always starts on Sunday and ends on the following Sunday. Check-in is 2 pm and check-out is 10 am the following Sunday.

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Boutique Surf & Yoga Retreat in Ahangama

Explore the perfect waves of Sri Lanka with this progression-focused surf camp with excellent yoga!

The villa is situated in the Sri Lankan Buddhist beach village of Ahangama on the south coast a short tuk-tuk ride to the best surf in Sri Lanka and the gorgeous beaches of Midigama, Mirissa and Unawatuna and the picturesque Galle Fort.

The Retreat

Nestled amidst the lush jungle, Sunshine Stories Retreat is a hidden gem housed within a century-old Dutch colonial villa. Imbued with the architectural influence of renowned designer Geoffrey Bawa, this enchanting location holds a unique charm. Situated in Ahangama, it occupies an ideal position at the heart of Sri Lanka’s surfing paradise. Surrounded by incredible waves, delightful cafés, and an authentic village atmosphere, the retreat offers a truly captivating experience.

The rooms are thoughtfully designed to encircle a charming courtyard, adorned with a magnificent frangipani tree at its centre. This captivating space serves as a gathering point, where guests come together to enjoy delicious meals, engage in surf theory sessions, and simply relax and socialize throughout the day.

Waves at Sunshine Stories

Sri Lanka offers exceptional surfing opportunities all year round, thanks to its tropical climate and consistent sea and air temperatures ranging from 27-31ºC.

In the prime surf season of November to April, the region is a beginner and intermediate dream with loads of waves suited for improving with offshore winds! For advanced surfers, there are some more challenging reef breaks.

Sunshine Stories is situated in the heart of a surf mecca on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, surrounded by an abundance of incredible surf. With over 20 surf breaks within a convenient 5-minute tuk-tuk ride, there is a wave for everyone to enjoy. Whether you prefer small and friendly beach breaks, long peeling point breaks, challenging shallow reefs, or the thrill of perfect barrels, you’ll find it all here.

Why We Love Sunshine Stories

A great variety of quality waves for all surfing levels! Beginners to advanced surfers will all find something they will enjoy!

The surf coaches offer high-quality surf and theory lessons for all levels, with every lesson in the water filmed and analyzed!

The sustainability focus aimed at a small environmental impact and support the local communities!

Ready to surf in Sri Lanka?

Accommodation

Sunshine Stories offers six uniquely configured bedrooms. One room accommodates 4 guests, while the rest are designed for 2. The rooms provide a comfortable experience with amenities such as hot water, quality mattresses, cosy pillows, and high-quality bed linens.

As an environmentally conscious property, Sunshine Stories does not have air conditioning. Instead, the rooms are fan-cooled, allowing us to maintain an eco-friendly approach. With the traditional construction style and natural ventilation, the house remains cool and provides a highly comfortable atmosphere.

The Food

At Sunshine Stories, they prioritize sourcing their ingredients locally on a daily basis to create exceptional meals! Supporting the local economy is important to them, which is why they hire staff and purchase food from the surrounding area. They make conscious efforts to acquire spices, rice, and other food items from farmers’ markets, opting for bulk purchases without plastic containers.

At the heart of Sunshinestories is the belief in sharing delicious meals together around a communal table. The retreat package includes breakfast, lunch, daily tea time, and most dinners. They offer a breakfast buffet with eggs, fruit, bread, and beverages. Lunch features traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry with fresh salads and veggies. For dinner, we have BBQs and famous pizza nights. Occasionally, you will dine at local restaurants.

Activities

In Ahangama, there is an abundance of activities to keep you engaged and enthralled. You can immerse yourself in the vibrant café culture, sampling local delicacies and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere, wander through the streets, interact with friendly locals, and learn about their traditions. Embark on a whale-watching excursion from nearby Mirissa or Weligama, explore cultural sites, such as temples and ancient ruins, and venture into nearby national parks to encounter diverse wildlife.

Yoga & Wellness

Each morning at Sunshine Stories begins with a rejuvenating yoga session followed by a surf. The benefits of yoga for surfing are extensive, including improved strength, flexibility, and enhanced breathing techniques. Massage therapy also plays a remarkable role in enhancing the surfing experience. Their tailored massage treatments are designed to align with the surf and yoga week, allowing for a deeper connection with the entire experience.

Getting There

The international airport in Sri Lanka is COLOMBO (CMB). Airport Transfers can be organised at cost. The retreat always starts on Sunday and ends on the following Sunday. Check-in is 2 pm and check-out is 10 am the following Sunday.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Lissette De Boer 30/06/24

Google
Giulia was incredibly helpful in booking our surf trip! Strongly recommend using AWAVE for any surf packages. We will definitely be contacting her again. Thank you!

Fabs Alegria 19/05/24

TrustPilot
Trip of a lifetime. First and foremost I'd like to thank James Colston from Awave Travel, for assisting me in every which way to help book one of the most memorable experiences I've had in my life. He was extremely responsive and answered every single question I had, even the dumb ones haha. As for AYADA, holy dooly, that place is paradise! Absolutely breathtaking, I couldn't believe I was actually walking around such a beautiful island! Big love to the staff at Magu Restaurant, seeing as how I ate there pretty much everyday, they were amazing! Very switched on and quick off the mark to help with anything that was needed. A special mention to Dhaboa and the captain who took me out surfing! I cannot speak highly enough about their friendly, helpful and straight up on point expertise. With Dhaboa picking the spots to surf and tips on where to sit to catch the best waves on the day, to the wonderful captain himself, filming and sending me videos of the waves I caught.
Absolute legends! Made my surf trip! Best holiday I've ever been on to this date.

Carlos 30/06/24

TrustPilot
Reliable travel agency to book a surf trip - Both Giulia and James were very reactive and adivsed on the best options. In our case we made a boat trip in Maldives. It is the second time we use Awave Travel to do a surftrip to Maldives and we have had a very good experience in both cases. They are a reliable and trustworthy travel agency, I highly recommend them.

Tatsiana Radchanka 04/21/2024

Google
Amazing surf camp. Felt at home there. Super nice, kind, helpful staff. Any of my requests has been satisfied. Highly recommended!

Charles Viellevoye 03/27/2024

TrustPilot
Very professional team. Giulia is always on and have an accurate answer to all my questions. The boat trip was incredibly well organised. Nothing was missing.

Emily Bullen 04/03/2024

TrustPilot
Professional and Top Notch! From the moment we started planning our trip AWAVE was responsive and professional. We had a lot of back and forth picking the perfect location and resort and James and Giulia were patient and helpful. The resort we stayed at, AYADA in the Maldives, was beautiful and relaxing- great for families and couples! It was perfect for us- we have 1 surfer in the family, he was able to enjoy the waves and we also were able to enjoy the reef and snorkel as a family. Our kids loved the kids club and the private pool on the beach villas was amazing. The alcohol is expensive if you don’t do full board but that is to be expected. Wonderful vacation and amazing travel agency! Definitely recommend!!

Cobus and Jackie Van Aswegen 10/19/23

Google
awesome last minute trip which was well communicated, friendly crew and great surf guide! waves were not the best but we realised at the time of booking that it was end of season. crew could not be more friendly and willing to help all the time - chef prepared a wide variety of food and never any complaints on that front - thanks!!!... we will be back for more!

Steve 10/07/23

TrustPilot
I've used Awave twice ... so far. This is the second time I've used Awave for a trip to the maldives. Stayed in 2 different resorts this time. They've always been incredibly prompt at replying and handled everything for us, making sure the 2 Resorts were in touch to get us transfered half way through our trip. At one of the resorts I even bumped into Giulia and Delia who were out there surfing at the time. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll use awave again if I'm booking a surf trip

Donald Ayres 11/06/23

TrustPilot
Indonesia Surf Trip/ Java/Bali/Sumba - James Colston was my representative from AWAVE - I’m an older solo surfer and James was attentive, respectful, extremely responsive from the initial planning stages all the way through the booking. And he was so patient with all my crazy questions along the way. I couldn’t have been more pleased with James’s level of service. Thank you James

Alex Daish 12/28/23

TrustPilot
Giulia was an amazing person to book with. I was overwhelmed with choices initially, but AWAVE knew their stuff and helped me with my options and even suggested delaying my trip so I could go to a certain hotel which ended up being the best decision I made all year.
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